Ever since Annet lost her husband some years ago, life has really changed. Being the sole bread winner for her 7 children and now 2 grandchildren, Annet believes working hard is the only solution, and she is not regretting the effort. She has a 12-year-old hardware shop in Semuti, Mityana, has 7 cows at home that provide milk both for sale and home consumption, and has had a piggery for 9 years. She is grateful for the loans she has received, since she started from nowhere and now she is somewhere. Annet is 60 years old and a member of the Semuti Development Group. In all her businesses, she works with her children, who will take over while she is away.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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